[CentOS] home on nfs

Sat Oct 28 08:36:28 UTC 2017
hw <hw at adminart.net>

Louis Lagendijk <louis at fazant.net> writes:

> On Fri, 2017-10-27 at 16:21 +0200, hw wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have the home directory of a user on an nfs server and mount it on
>> a
>> client.  When the user logs in, they end up in the root directory
>> rather
>> than in their actual home directory and need to cd into it.
>> The user can read and write to their home directory, so it kinda
>> works
>> fine --- but only kinda.  When the user starts emacs, some of the
>> settings in ~/.emacs are not applied, but the saved desktop is being
>> loaded.
>> Both machines are running Centos 7.4.  What could be wrong with the
>> nfs
>> mount?
> Are you using kerberos with NFS4 with security set to krb5?

Kerberos is not involved.

> Your description sounds as if the user cannot really get to the
> mount....

Yes, but the user can.  Just enter cd in a shell, and he´s in his home
directory where he should end up to begin with.

"Didn't work" is an error.